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202 BC Deaths - Xiang Yu, Hasdrubal Gisco, Consort Yu, Agathocles of Egypt (Paperback) Loot Price: R315
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202 BC Deaths - Xiang Yu, Hasdrubal Gisco, Consort Yu, Agathocles of Egypt (Paperback): Books Llc

202 BC Deaths - Xiang Yu, Hasdrubal Gisco, Consort Yu, Agathocles of Egypt (Paperback)

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Chapters: Xiang Yu, Hasdrubal Gisco, Consort Yu, Agathocles of Egypt. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 29. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Xiang Ji (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: Xiang Ji; Wade-Giles: Hsiang Chi; 232 BC 202 BC), better known by his style name Xiang Yu (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: Xiang Y; Wade-Giles: Hsiang Yu), was a prominent military leader and political figure from the late Qin Dynasty period of Chinese history. Xiang was a native of Xiaxiang (; present-day Suqian, Jiangsu province). He was granted the title of "Marquis of Lu" () by King Huai II of Chu in 208 BC. The following year, Xiang led the Chu rebel forces to victory at the Battle of Julu against the Qin armies led by Zhang Han. After the fall of the Qin Dynasty, Xiang Yu proclaimed himself "Hegemon-King of Western Chu" (Chinese: pinyin: Xch Bawang) and ruled a vast area of land covering parts of present-day Shanxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangsu provinces, with Pengcheng (; present-day Xuzhou) as his capital city. He engaged Liu Bang, founder of the Han Dynasty, in a long struggle for power, known as the ChuHan contention, that concluded with his eventual defeat and suicide at Wujiang (; present-day He County, Chaohu City, Anhui province). There are two accounts of Xiang's family background. The first claimed that Xiang was from the house of Mi (), the royal family of the Chu state. His ancestors were granted the land of Xiang () by the king of Chu and had since adopted "Xiang" as their family name. The other account claimed that Xiang was a descendant of a noble clan from the Lu state and his family had served the Chu rulers as military leaders for generations. Xiang Yu's grandfather, Xiang Yan, was a famous military commander who led the Chu army in ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=822325


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-35930-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-35930-2
Barcode: 9781157359302

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